Blackberry Curve Outsold iPhone Last Quarter

by Jason Wilk on May 4, 2009

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  • Apple’s iPhone was not the most-purchased smartphone in the first quarter of 2009 according to SAI and research firm NPD Group. That title goes to RIM’s BlackBerry Curve 8300 series. Although the Curve was on sale at more carriers and had a buy-one, get-one free sale at Verizon Wireless during the quarter, this is still a big get for Blackberry.

    Q1 2009 Top ‘Five’ Smartphones:

    1. RIM BlackBerry Curve (all 83XX models)
    2. Apple iPhone 3G (all models)
    3. RIM BlackBerry Storm
    4. RIM BlackBerry Pearl (all models, except flip)
    5. T-Mobile G1

  • Smartphones accounted for 23% of U.S. phone sales in Q1, up 6% from Q1 ’08. AT&T said it activated 1.6 million iPhones during Q1, to give you an idea of just how may Curves were purchased.

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